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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Abdominal Discomfort (Definition)

Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: in women vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Also, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? ...Read more


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Lower right abdominal discomfort. With a bit of gas?

Lower right abdominal discomfort. With a bit of gas?

Doctor to evaluate: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort. Having gas may or may not be related to the discomfort (lactose intolerance will cause gas). A hernia can also be the problem. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having a paracetamol overdose? In the space of an hour and a half and i can feel slight abdominal discomfort, should I go and get checked out, better safe than sorry right?

How to tell if I am having a paracetamol overdose? In the space of an hour and a half and i can feel slight abdominal discomfort, should I go and get checked out, better safe than sorry right?

See your doctor: You have symptoms which could be serious and should see your physician. He/she will listen to you, do a physical examinarion, run some tests, and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Is upper abdominal discomfort possible from prolonged sitting down in front of a desk ?

Is upper abdominal discomfort possible from prolonged sitting down in front of a desk ?

Yes: Especially if do not maintain good posture and hunch forward (like when using a computer). Need to maintain back posture (upright) to try to reduce the discomfort. ...Read more

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Can you get abdominal discomfort as a symptom of actinomycosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can you get abdominal discomfort as a symptom of actinomycosis? What are the other symptoms?

It depends: Actinomycosis, which is a bacterial infection, is most common under the jaw can also cause lung and intestinal infection and can be linked to IUD use. The two latter conditions can cause abdominal discomfort ...Read more

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Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

After eating?: You may have gallbladder dysfunction with or without having gallstones. If avoiding fat in your diet helps, it may be the gallbladder. If eating makes it worse... Then it may be the gallbladder. An ultrasound may find stones. A scan we call the hida can demonstrate the function and test if the pain is coming from the gallbladder. May be worth pursuing. Some people may have nausea alone. ...Read more

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I have constant cramp for a while. I am not feeling well with it and lower abdominal discomfort especially in the morning. Why in the morning?

I have constant cramp for a while. I am not feeling well with it and lower abdominal discomfort especially in the  morning. Why in the morning?

Cramping in the morn: I don't know if this is a sign of the beginning of a heavy period, but chronic abdominal cramping is not a normally occurring thing. The first thing is to make sure your dietary patterns are not unhealthy, and from there, you can decide the next steps with a GI doc, your OB, or your GP. Get a thorough physical exam with your GP and start there for more answers ...Read more

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I've been on the depo for awhile. Had unprotected sex a few days after receiving the shot. Bled a little right after. Now abdominal discomfort a littl?

I've been on the depo for awhile. Had unprotected sex a few days after receiving the shot. Bled a little right after. Now abdominal discomfort a littl?

Unpredictable: The bleeding patterns with depoprovera are unpredictable. For some it takes the period away. For others it causes irregular bleeding. There is no "normal" for Depo-Provera users. The longer you are on it the higher the chance of no periods. ...Read more

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What can be done for a prolonged lower abdominal discomfort before?

What can be done for a prolonged lower abdominal discomfort before?

Depends : What to do about it depends on what is causing it. Certain tests are obviously necessary. In your situation you need a colonoscopy if you have not had one, for no other reason than the fact that you are over age 50, but particularly because of your pain. Other tests may be necessary depending on the findings on that test. See a gastroenterologist as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal discomfort is bowel, right?

Colon? kidney? gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal discomfort in men. Will an u/s scan help rule out cancer or diagnose it?

Lower left abdominal discomfort in men. Will an u/s scan help rule out  cancer or diagnose it?

Diverticulitis +++: Possibilities are inflammation in little outpouches in sigmoid colon (diverticulae); irritable bowel syndrome (spastic bowel); ultrasound limited study. May need ct scan or colonoscopy if persists. ...Read more

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11days late, negative hpt. Lots of CM and some minor abdominal discomfort. What are the chances that the test is wrong?

11days late, negative hpt. Lots of CM and  some minor abdominal  discomfort. What are the chances that the test is wrong?

Maybe wrong...: The pregnancy test may be wrong, but at 11 days late, it is more likely a correct test result (unless the test was done wrong, the result was read wrong, the ovulation was late, implantation was relatively late, etc...). One can repeat the test a week later to double check. ...Read more

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I have abdominal discomfort right above my navel. It almost feels empty, but at the same time I feel bloated. What is causing this?

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed. Is the discomfort helped or worsened by eating, is there associated belching,nausea,tenderness to the touch? Inflammation of the stomach lining,gas entrapment,gall bladder dysfunction,peptic ulcer,dyspepsia are all possibilities. Try a low fat diet and take mylanta after meals. See your physician if no improvement. ...Read more

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I am 25, is the continuous abdominal discomfort is something I need to worry about?! I am an emotional person who stress gets to her

I am 25, is the continuous abdominal discomfort is something I need to worry about?! I am an emotional person who stress gets to her

Get checked out: Stress can manifest in many ways--emotional lability, lack of energy or drive, decreased libido/performance, hives & other skin manifestations, chest pain, air hunger, perioral numbess/tingling, tingling in fingers/toes, overindulgence in food & substances, GI spasms with resulting diarrhea/constipation/nausea & abdominal discomfort, headaches & more significant neurologic problems, etc. Get eval. ...Read more

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While I am taking pill, does endometriosis still grow? Removed left endometrioma 2 months ago. Now I have lower abdominal discomfort both sides.

It could,, pills: Are not the txment of choice depo_lupron for 6-12 months would be, but u need to see your gyn for a workup and u may need a laparoscopy. ...Read more

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I have right abdominal discomfort and it feels heavy in the middle of my back when I sit down. I'm not sick or anything just annoying? Any ideas?

I have right abdominal discomfort and it feels heavy in the middle of my back when I sit down. I'm not sick or anything just annoying? Any ideas?

Belly pain.: Pain in the abdomen can have many causes. There is no magic way to say, without an exam, if it is something serious or minor. Belly pain that has lasted more than a couple of days, needs to be examined. I saw a guy who had appendicitis and he only had a mild stomachache for a week and otherwise felt fine. Be safe, and get checked. ...Read more

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What is the cause of back pain? Lower Right side to the middle. Really bothering. Nothing changes in life style. Have lower abdominal discomfort too

What is the cause of back pain? Lower Right side to the middle. Really bothering. Nothing changes in life style. Have lower abdominal discomfort too

Depends: 30's female notes low back & abdominal discomforts, but neglects to tell us if symptoms are acute or chronic. Assuming chronic, one must consider smoldering UTI, PID, & SIJ disorder with attendant IBS. After infection tests have been cleared, then an Osteopathic exam might prove useful; especially to discover signs of sacroiliac joint disorder and to rule out Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing abdominal discomfort. lower right side mild pain comes and goes not consistent pain level 2 more don't want something more serious?

I'm experiencing abdominal discomfort. lower right side mild pain comes and goes not consistent pain level 2 more don't want something more serious?

Doctor to evaluate: Lower right abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort. Having gas may or may not be related to the discomfort (lactose intolerance will cause gas). A hernia can also be the problem. ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal discomfort, its not painful, just heavy and feels like your insides are falling out after urination, mostly early morning thank?

I have lower abdominal discomfort, its not painful, just heavy and feels like your insides are falling out after urination, mostly early morning thank?

Get a urinalysis: It is not possible to know the answer to your question, but one possibility is a urinary tract infection. This can be checked with a urinalysis and if necessary, a culture of the urine. ...Read more

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Can gases in colon be a reason for abdominal discomfort?

Can gases in colon be a reason for abdominal discomfort?

Yes: Gas is normal in the colon but excessive gas or the inability to pass that gas can lead to bloating and discomfort ...Read more

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Is abdominal discomfort a usual symptom of non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Is abdominal discomfort a usual symptom of non hodgkin's lymphoma?

Can be : Lymphoma causes enlargement of the lymph nodes. When the abdominal lymph nodes are increased in size discomfort may follow. ...Read more

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A lower left abdominal discomfort coupled with occassional left testicle pain. What could be wrong with me?

A lower left abdominal discomfort coupled with occassional left testicle pain. What could be wrong with me?

Possible hernia: Or a ureteral stone. Need to be seen/examined by a urologist or general surgeon. Common things commonly occur, however uncommon things are common in the people in whom they occur! ...Read more

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Can IBS cause mild lower abdominal discomfort, sporadically throughout the day (mostly at night for me)? Also is IBS mostly a result of psychology?

Can IBS cause mild lower abdominal discomfort, sporadically throughout the day (mostly at night for me)?  Also is IBS mostly a result of psychology?

Yes: to the first question, but no to the second. IBS is made worse by anxiety/stress, but is thought to be more of a physical condition. You can modify its symptoms a lot by experimenting with diet, supplements, even meds, but do this under the supervision of someone who is competent, licensed and has experience in this area. Don't make the symptoms worse. ...Read more

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I get a lot of abdominal discomfort every day for the past two weeks, and lots of burping etc. What could it be? I have not lost weight or appetite.

I get a lot of abdominal discomfort every day for the past two weeks, and lots of burping etc. What could it be? I have not lost weight or appetite.

GI symtoms: Have you changed your diet. Raw fruits and vegetables, for example, are harder to digest and can cause GI symptoms. Please see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My husband had a partial left colectomy about a year ago. Recently he is experiencing painful and frequent urination as well as abdominal discomfort.

My husband had a partial left colectomy about a year ago. Recently he is experiencing painful and frequent urination as well as abdominal discomfort.

Painful urination: Two possibilities immediately come to mind. This may just be a urinary tract infection and a urinalysis is indicated. Second, he could have internal abdominal adhesions from the surgery which have attached to the bladder. Check the urine first at you primary care doc and go from there. ...Read more

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My daughrter is six years old . For the past two days her stools are dark brown in colour and she has a little abdominal discomfort . Please advice?

My daughrter  is six years old . For the past two days her stools are dark brown in colour  and she has a little abdominal discomfort . Please advice?

See a Pediatritian: The symptoms you are describing could be nothing but could also be the early signs of something more serious such as intussception of the intestine. ...Read more

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I have had on and off upper right abdominal discomfort. I feel it especially if expanding or pushing my abdomen out but not every time. No other abdominal symptoms. I also wake up in the morning to itchy outer heels lasting a few minutes. ?

I have had on and off upper right abdominal discomfort. I feel it especially if expanding or pushing my abdomen out but not every time. No other abdominal symptoms. I also wake up in the morning to itchy outer heels lasting a few minutes.  ?

Abdominal pain: Common causes for abdominal pain can be gastritis or GERD which can be helped by dietary changes. You are a little young for a gallbladder problem, but possible this could be that. Consider a visit with one of the docs online. The consult would likely get your steered the right direction. ...Read more

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Why might I have abdominal discomfort for months?

Why might I have abdominal discomfort for months?

Pain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What could lead to lower abdominal discomfort/pain?

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Possibilities: Bladder infection, kidney stones, inguinal hernia, or stds can all cause the symptom you are mentioning. Get in to see your pcp. ...Read more

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What could lead to my childs lower abdominal discomfort?

What could lead to my childs lower abdominal discomfort?

More info?: How old a child? Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? He/she had surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? F? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers? See your md to eval. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more


Dr. Holly Maes
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Dialysis Catheter Insertion (Definition)

A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...Read more